Signatory Vintage, Mortlach 2010 (11YO) (700ml)
Mortlach 2010 (11YO)
Cask Number(s): 10
Date of Distilling: 08/02/2010
Date of Bottling: 16/04/2021
Matured In: Refill Hogshead then Finished in a Fresh Sherry Butt for 15 months.
Signatory Vintage are an independent bottler founded in 1988 by Andrew and Brian Symington. The name ‘Signatory’ was derived from the initial intention to find a person of suitable standing to sign the labels for bottles drawn from a single cask. The first cask bottled was a 1968 Glenlivet which quickly sold through long before any suitable signee could be found.
Signatory currently bottle at three strengths: 43%, 46% Unchillfiltered (UCF) and Cask Strength.To add proof of authenticity to their cask strength bottlings, Signatory always include the cask numbers, date of distillation, date of bottling and number of bottles produced.Signatory Vintage’s aim is to offer as wide a range of whiskies as possible, some of which are not even bottled by the proprietary distillery. This allows malt enthusiast to sample the huge variety of subtle differences which occur between casks.
Mortlach was established in 1823 in the wake of the Excise Act. Built on the site of an older illicit distillery Mortlach was the first legal distillery in Dufftown which is the epicentre on Speyside. Now under the ownership on Diageo it plays a very important role in some of the world’s finest blends. This is due to the oily meaty character it has and the mass production. Known as “The Beast of Dufftown” this character is due to its special distillation process resulting in a spirit which has been distilled 2.81 times. Mortlach is again making its mark as a single malt with last years Diageo Special Release bottling selling out in record time.
This single malt whisky was distilled in 2010 at the Mortlach distillery before being placed in a refill Hogshead it was then finished in a fresh Sherry Butt for 15 months. In 2021 it was bottled at 57.8% ABV as part of the Signatory Vintage Cask Strength Collection.
Our Tasting Notes
Nose: Sultanas and raisins combine with dried dark peels to deliver a big bold fruity aroma, hints of black tea and toasted nuts.
Palate: Bold dark fruits combine with rich chocolate notes complimented by Christmas cake spices.
Finish: Sticky date pudding, melted dark chocolate and some big bold meaty oils.